The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (2002)

4.45 from 61 votes
A Game Boy Advance remake of the SNES classic featuring an all new Four Swords multiplayer component.
First released
Dec 2, 2002
Aliases
Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce & Yottsu no Tsurugi, Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce & 4tsu no Tsurugi, ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース&4つの剣
Franchises
The Legend of Zelda
Developed by
Flagship Co., Ltd., Nintendo EAD, SRD Co. Ltd.
Published by
Nintendo
Platforms
Game Boy Advance
Genres
Action-Adventure
Themes
Fantasy
Rating
ESRB: E, PEGI: 3+, CERO: All Ages
Releases
  • GBA - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords United States
  • GBA - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords United Kingdom
  • GBA - ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース&4つの剣 Japan
  • GBA - Player's Choice: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords United States

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Link to the Past on GBA comes with a remake like changes and is fantastic!
Game: The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past
Genre: Action Adventure
Publisher/Developer: Nintendo
System: Gameboy Advance (GBA)
Total Score: 92/100
Value Score: 9.2/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 9/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 9/10
• Replay Value: 7/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+Includes the "Palace of the Four Swords" dungeon exclusive to the GBA version with additional bosses
+New sound effects have been added including Young Link noises from Ocarina of Time
+Sleep mode option added (L+R buttons)
+Dungeon Names show up when entering a dungeon
+Several changes have been made such as dungeon and enemies layout/appearance, sparkling stones which give rupees upon hit, UI and Inventory changes, weapon/item changes with additional effects
+Riddle Quest has been added (must finish Four Swords first)

Cons
-Due to the GBA's sound card, sound quality is worse than the SNES version
-In order to unlock the dungeon for the Palace of Four Swords, you would need to link up two games and finish Four Swords or use a cheat device to bypass this
-Chris Houlihan's room from the original can only be accessed through a cheat device and not in game anymore
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